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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Americans are the best


The 3rd annual Index of Global Philanthropy is out.

You’re not thrilled, you say?

Consider this.

The Index tells how generous, how philanthropic countries around the world really are.

Most other countries hate us.

Maybe we should just stop sending them our private cash if they feel that way because when it comes to helping others, no one is better than the good ol’ United States. In fact no one comes close.

Conservative columnist Star Parker writes, “When consolidating all assistance funds flowing from the United States to developing countries, the total is $129.8 billion. This is the total of government aid, philanthropy and remittances – funds sent directly by private individuals to other private parties in developing countries, often family members. A far second in total giving behind the United States is the United Kingdom at $20.7 billion.”

Parker attributes the findings to the fact we are a compassionate people and we don’t need the public sector to make us that way.

Here’s her entire column.

And if you’re really adventurous, here’s the report on the Index.

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